|Project by johnzo||posted 11-27-2011 06:52 PM||7569 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Every Christmas season my wife would tell me of her childhood wish to have a real Santa’s sleigh out on her lawn. This year, I cleared space in my shop and opened the LJ project list under ‘Christmas’ – hoping to find a sleigh I could copy. The best one I found was a true work of art by ‘Brit’ (whose real name is Andy, I think). When I showed Brit’s work to my wife, she nearly ‘flipped’. It was perfect, but far beyond our talent level. With Brit’s advice as to the rough proportions, we sketched it out on a piece of cardboard and transferred the pattern onto 2 pieces of 3/8” plywood. I used shop offcuts for the ski runners and 2×2” stretchers. Val painted and decorated the sled after the construction was completed. Since putting it out on the lawn, we’ve already had 2 neighbors asking if I could make them a copy. Thanks again Brit! Your design made my wife a happy kid again!
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